The glistening domes of this 19th-century building bring to mind a grand hotel on the French Riviera. High fashion gets priority here; four of the seven floors of women’s wear are devoted to designer labels. If you can’t handle the crowds inside, you can always enjoy the famed vitrines, or window displays, outside. Better yet, ride to the top of Printemps Beauté/Maison and enjoy the splendid panoramic view; it even has a cafe at the top where you can lunch.
- Margie Rynn